Meet the wiliest jackal in the forest. Too lazy to hunt for food, he decides to trick his friend the crane, and then proceeds to gobble up every animal he comes across - This story, with cumulative rhyme, is an adaptation of an oral trickster tale from Rajasthan in India. It is illustrated with finger painting by the talented Sunita, from the Meena tribe in Rajasthan. She adapts a traditional Meena art form called Mandana, which is traditionally painted by women on the walls and floors of their village homes. This is the first time that this style - rarely seen outside the confines of Meena villages - has been used in a children's book.